Tag: "Monuments Prague 1"

Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method

12. 4. 2017

Church of Sts. Cyrillus and Method and the assassination of Heydrich

The original church dedicated to St. Karel Boromejský was not dedicated to its current patrons Sts. Cyrillus and  Method until 1935 after it had been modified  for the needs of the Czechoslovakian Orthodox Church. » More »

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12. 4. 2017

The Archbishop ś Palace (Arcibiskupský palác) in Prague

The Archbishop’s Palace also houses the precious archbishop’s carriage, one of only two in Europe to have survived. This building stands to the righthand side of the gates to Prague Castle. It is high baroque in style with a yellowy Rococo façade decorated by Jan Josef Wirch in 1760, the same man who had rebuilt the palace in 1722 – 25. In the centre of the façade visitors will notice the large archbishop’s coat of arms. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

Church of St. Martin in the Wall – a place of several rarities

Now we will together visit the Prague´s Old Town church with its rich past and full of other curiosities. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

The Old Town Bridge Tower – basic information

The second guardian of the Prague Charles Bridge, besides the Lesser Town Bridge Tower, is also the Old Town Bridge Tower on the opposite river side of the river Vltava. Let´s explore a monument which is by right considered one of the most beautiful Gothic monuments of Europe. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

Schwarzenberg Palace – The Pearl of the Renaissance architecture

In Hradčanské Square you will find the pearl among the Renaissance houses of Prague. However, to classify it as a house is not exact because it is a really impressive palace. Would you like to know which palace we are mentioning? Schwarzenberg Palace, the residence of the National Gallery in Prague.

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11. 4. 2017

Wenceslas Square – The monument of St. Wenceslas

The monument of St. Wenceslas is one of the view points of Wenceslas Square in Prague. It comes from the workshop of the noted Czech sculptor Josef Václav Myslbek who spent more than thirty years working on it. His joint authors were the architect Alois Dryák and sculptor Klouček. Let´s learn more about one of the symbols of the Czech nationhood and the patron of the Czech Land, St. Wenceslas. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

Wenceslas Square – from the past into the presence

,,Where shall we meet? How about Wenceslas Square at the horse?“ This is a frequent sentence you can hear from the locals. Wenceslas Square is ranked among the most popular cultural and also shopping centers of Praguers. It is a place which many of us search because of the rest in the shadow of the historical buildings, luxurious restaurants and boutiques. So see you at the horse and come on. » More »


11. 4. 2017

The Lesser Town Bridge Tower

The Malá Strana Bridge Towers mark the end of Charles Bridge on the Malá Strana side. These two towers, unlike the tower on the Old Town side, were never decorated. The smaller of the two has survived from the days of the Judith Bridge, when it was part of the defence system. » More »

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11. 4. 2017

THE MAISEL SYNAGOGUE – Renaissance synagogue

ikona_disabled22This Renaissance synagogue was built by the head of the Jewish community, Mordechai Maisel in 1590-93 as a private place of worship. Maisel was granted permission to build a synagogue by Emperor Rudolf II. » More »

Stavovské divadlo (The Estates Theatre)

11. 4. 2017

Stavovské divadlo (The Estates Theatre)

Stavovské divadlo – the place where the Czech national anthem could be heard for the first time. The city of Prague is full of many gorgeous theatre stages yet besides the National Theatre you should really put the Estates Theatre on your must-see list. You will be charmed also by the beautiful rich decoration due to which the performance will turn into an unforgettable experience. Before we visit it now we need to give you details concerning the history and other interesting circumstances related to this Old-Town building. » More »